June arrives in May, farewell Denise dooby doo

Outgoing Denise Thomas Baseball Canada administrative coordinator with one of the many going-away present boquets from a provincial organizations. Thomas is retiring after 12 years. 

Outgoing Denise Thomas Baseball Canada administrative coordinator with one of the many going-away present boquets from a provincial organizations. Thomas is retiring after 12 years. 

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada
OTTAWA - Baseball Canada welcomes June Sterling to the office staff in the role of administrative coordinator. Sterling replaces the recently retired Denise Thomas who served the organization as administrative coordinator since 2004.

Among Sterling’s responsibilities are travel logistics for National Teams and board members, assistance with the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance program, the organization of the Baseball Canada Alumni Banquet and organization of the annual General Meeting and Fall Convention.

“I’m looking forward to this new opportunity with Baseball Canada,” said Sterling. “With my administrative and office experience combined with my passion for baseball, I’m really excited to be here and contribute to the organization right away.

Sterling, a Calgary native, comes to Baseball Canada with extensive administrative experience including 15 years in the truck/dealership industry and 10 years operating her own administrative and accounting firm. Sterling can be reached via email at info@baseball.ca

Baseball Canada as well as coaches, players and anyone who ever flew to a World Cup, Pan Am, World Baseball Classic event, or joined the National Junior Team on a trip to Florida, Australia, the Dominican Republic and Cuba owes a great deal to Thomas for her 12 years of service to the organization.

Thomas was the backbone of the office and worked long hours each year come banquet time, or the rain out cancelling travel plans. 

When it comes times to list the all-time Baseball Canada heavy hitters the short list would include Larry Walker, Justin Morneau, Joey Votto and Thomas.

Baseball Canada would like to wish the clean up hitter well in her retirement.

(Editor's note: And that goes ditto from the Canadian Baseball Network.)

June Sterling has joined Baseball Canada in the role of administrative coordinator.

June Sterling has joined Baseball Canada in the role of administrative coordinator.

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Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.